Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bavarian Apple Torte

1/2 c butter
1/3 c sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 c flour
2 – 8 oz pkg.cream cheese
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/3 cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
3 c thinly sliced apples
½ c sliced almonds

Base: Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Blend in flour. Spread dough on bottom of a greased 9 or 10” spring-form pan.
Filling: Beat softened cream cheese and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Pour into pastry-lined pan.
Topping: Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Toss apples in sugar mix and arrange in orderly fashion. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 400F for 10 min. Reduce temp to 375F. Continue baking 45 min. Cool slightly before removing rim of pan.

recipe slightly adapted from Mennonite Girls Can Cook

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